CopperString




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CopperString
STATUS

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STATUS: Prospective pipeline
VALUE: $1.5bn AUD
SECTOR: Energy
JURISDICTION: QLD
PROCUREMENT APPROACH: Unknown
TYPE: Greenfield

The CopperString Project is a 1,100 kilometre high-voltage overhead electricity transmission line connecting the North West Minerals Province and Mount Isa to the National Electricity Market grid south of Townsville.

The transmission line would run from a new sub-station at Woodstock, south of Townsville, to the Chumvale sub-station, near Cloncurry. Subject to demand, the line may extend west to Mount Isa and south to existing and potential mining operations.

The project proponent is CuString Pty Ltd. An Environmental Impact Statement is currently underway with expected completion in 2024.



Last reviewed: 01/10/2019

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